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Art and Gender

A guide to researching topics at the intersection of visual art and gender. Includes tips for researching artists, as well as a list of sample artists working in different media.

Books

Feminist Subjectivities in Fiber Art and Craft

This book interprets the fiber art and craft-inspired sculpture by eight US and Latin American women artists whose works incite embodied affective experience. The book asserts that fiber art--long disparaged in the wake of the high-low dichotomy of late Modernism--is, in fact, well-positioned to lead art at the vanguard of affect theory and twenty-first-century feminist subjectivities.

Queer Threads

"Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community" spotlights an international, intergenerational, intersectional mix of thirty artists who are remixing fiber craft traditions, such as crochet, embroidery, quilting, and sewing, while reconsidering the binaries of art and craft, masculine and feminine, and gay and straight. Loaded with gender connotations and power hierarchies, fiber-based handicrafts such as crochet, embroidery, knitting, macrame, quilting, and sewing provide a fitting platform for examining tastes, roles, and relationships socialized within and around gay and lesbian culture, as well as our reactions to the traditional home and cultures in which we were raised.

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Transgender + Nonbinary + Genderqueer Fiber Artists

Cis Fiber Artists

Artist Search IUCAT for books and other resources in the IU Libraries. Search OneSearch for articles and other resources in the IU Libraries and elsewhere. Search the Archives of Sexuality and Gender for primary source materials.

Search the IU LGBTQ+ Library catalog for books and other resources.

Archival collections Artist's Website

Caroline Wells Chandler

IUCAT

OneSearch

Chiachio & Giannone

IUCAT

OneSearch

https://www.chiachiogiannone.com/Web/

Liz Collins

IUCAT

OneSearch

Archives of Sexuality and Gender

https://lizcollins.com/

Maria E. Piñeres

IUCAT

OneSearch

http://www.mariapineres.com/

Sal Salandra

OneSearch

https://salsalandra.com/